Advent 2018


Wonder

The theme of Advent is “Wonder” and we are hoping to help people enter into some of the marvel and awe of Jesus, based on the narrative of Luke 1 & 2. The notion of “wondering” implies reflecting on that which is both unexpected and amazing at the same time. To be in a state of wonder is to be caught between what the heart feels, and the head understands. Many people who met Jesus experienced this, and we want to invite people to experience it for themselves as they encounter Jesus in the Advent season.


We’re bringing this lens to the songs of Zechariah, Mary and Simeon, each of which is their response to the amazing events orchestrated by the Holy Spirit which focused their eyes and hearts on the infant Jesus. May the wonders of God’s love, moved by the Spirit, still bring us to Jesus this Christmas!


We would love for you to join us this Christmas Season. Take a look at what we've got going on.

Sunday December 16th at 6pm Join us for Carols By Candlelight. Click here for more details

Monday December 24th at 6:30pm Join us for a 1 hour family Christmas Eve Service.

Monda


Ministry Theme 2018-19


What's in a Name? - Ephesians 

Do you know anything about the origin of your own name? Many of us were named by our parents in ways that held some kind of significance to them. Perhaps in a way that linked us with our grandparents or other ancestors. Or maybe we were named in the hope for our future – a prophetic word perhaps of what we could become in life. Some of us were named after great people, like a saint or a memorable person from the past. At any rate, however we came by it, our name is much more than a moniker – it’s a basis for our identity.


That’s true for us as a church as well. The Apostle Paul describes the church this as, “God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15).  Being the church is an incredibly high calling, and an honour! As a community we bear the very name of the Father in Heaven, having been reconciled to Him through the work of Jesus. As such, we are given a great mandate. We are to embody the achievement of Jesus for our generation. As we grow into what it means to live as the people of God on earth right now, we present a living portrait to the rest of the world of what God intended humanity to be like. So how are we doing?


The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus is a kind of “blueprint” for what it means to be the church of the Living God. This year we’ll be using this New Testament letter as the backbone of our teaching and learning together. Like Paul, we will learn about our identity as the children of God and how the Holy Spirit empowers us to live as His people in our world. And we’ll see just how practical that application is meant to be! To live as Christians is to live as Christ-imitators in the most basic and intimate relationships of our everyday lives. But it is in this way that we show the world, and one another, the true reality of God’s redemptive purpose and work in our world.


This year, may we, along with the early Christians who lived in Ephesus, recapture our first love – that grand realization of who we are in Christ, and what that means for us and the world. (Revelation 2:4) And through our recovery, may God’s Kingdom come!

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Current Sermon Series

Dec. 9, 2018

Wonder: Mary's Song

Nov. 25, 2018

Remember: God's Great Faithfulness

Dec. 2, 2018

Wonder: His Name is Wonderful

Nov. 4, 2018

Remember: You're not what you were


Previous Sermon Series

A Recap of our Year 


We wrapped up the summer with two great messages that took us on a journey through our year of focusing on the Kingdom of God: "Restore: Here as in Heaven".  

This two-part series served as a poignant reminder of all we'd learned this year, what we had wrestled with as we went about discovering more about the Kingdom. We'd encourage you to listen and be refreshed as we head into a new ministry year!


August 26, 2018

Recap of 2017-18 - Part One

September 2, 2018

Recap of 2017-18 - Part Two